In the heat of World War II, men who experienced intense combat were more than twice as likely to turn to prayer as those who did not, reports a Cornell University economist in the forthcoming June/July issue of Journal of Religion and Health. And the more that the veterans reported they disliked the war, the more religious they were 50 years after combat.
– Cornell University|5/24/2013 4:35 PM EDT
An unusual kind of circuit fine-tunes the brain’s control over movement and incoming sensory information, and without relying on conventional nerve pathways. The work may provide insight into the design of drugs for autism and movement disorders.
– University of Alabama at Birmingham|5/24/2013 3:00 PM EDT
In a new paper published this week (May 20) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and elsewhere validate a fundamental assumption at the very heart of a popular way to predict relationships between complex variables.
– University of Wisconsin-Madison|5/24/2013 3:00 PM EDT
Research by an Indiana State University doctoral student found that students did equally well on a test whether reading from a digital book or a printed one.
– Indiana State University|5/24/2013 2:55 PM EDT
Greeted by their families, supporters and a shining display of 6,000 pinwheels, Christopher Pendergast, a 20-year ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient and advocate, and other ALS patients, rode onto the Stony Brook University Campus for the annual “Ride for Life” Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony, marking the halfway point of the ride from Southold to Manhattan, which concluded May 18. The pinwheels represented the American lives lost each year to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. During the ceremony, Pendergast presented a check on behalf of the Ride for Life for $150,000 to Stony Brook University to support ALS research at Stony Brook Medicine and the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, the only ALS Association-certified center on Long Island.
– Stony Brook Medicine|5/24/2013 1:45 PM EDT
The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has begun delivery of germanium-76 detectors to an underground laboratory in South Dakota in a team research effort that might explain the puzzling imbalance between matter and antimatter generated by the Big Bang.
– Oak Ridge National Laboratory|5/24/2013 1:00 PM EDT
A group of University of Rhode Island students have been jumping up and down for weeks on a variety of playing surfaces in a study to evaluate how each affects athletic performance and injury potential.
– University of Rhode Island|5/24/2013 1:00 PM EDT
WWII forced Arthur Ourieff to cut short his undergraduate education and leave Amherst College two years early. He didn’t attend his graduation, and never received his diploma. That will change on May 26, when the 89-year-old will be awarded his B.A. along with the 464 members of the Class of 2013.
– Amherst College|5/24/2013 1:00 PM EDT
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